Clara Adolphs practice explores the notion of memory and the fragile, fleeting existence of humanity. She is fascinated by the the question of what remains after a moment in time passes. Working primarily with anonymous old photographs, capturing isolated details of the past, Adolphs recreates the moment and restores life in the subject.
Using a combination of palette knife and brush, with a generous amount of paint she takes much pleasure in surrendering control and allowing the paint to take on a life of it's own
'The anonymity of the characters in my paintings is an attempt to avoid sentimentality. Being disconnected from their identity allows a focus on the indefinable, yet timeless, collective nature of the human condition.- Clara Adolphs 2016
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